take action


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take action

1. To act; to do something. We can't just sit here and do nothing. We have to take action! We're not going to take action just yet. We need to determine the best way to deal with this.
2. To initiate a legal proceeding, typically a lawsuit. Let it be known that my client will take action against any publication that prints these lies.
See also: action, take
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Remember, achieving your goals is easy if you take action now
Mr Keith-Smith obtained court orders enabling him to identify the individual who posted the defamatory remarks, and then take action against the individual for defamation - he was awarded pounds 10,000 in damages.
The idea that I was supposed to take action without knowing what to do and with no organized plan to determine the right action irritated me.
This is the first time an IPCC report has concluded there is good reason to take action on a precautionary basis, beyond those measures that cost nothing," says Florentin Krause, a member of Working Group III and an energy modeler with the International Project for Sustainable Energy Paths in El Cerrito, Calif.
He said that CTP would also take action against traffic rules violator without any discrimination.
No, it shows that where offences are alleged to have been committed it is right that the police take action - against licensees that serve a mainly gay community or those that represent multi-national companies.
Attorney General John Ashcroft to give federal drug agents the go-ahead to take action against doctors who assist terminally ill patients commit suicide is a "bold and important" move to defend human life.